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Accenture PLC  (NYSE:ACN) Cash Flow from Operations: $4,895 Mil (TTM As of Nov. 2017)

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company's normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

For the three months ended in Nov. 2017, Accenture PLC's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $1,189 Mil. Its Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization was $233 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $-586 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-38 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. Its Stock Based Compensation was $213 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $-5 Mil. In all, Accenture PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $1,006 Mil.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Accenture PLC Annual Data

Aug08 Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Cash Flow from Operations Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3,303.13 3,486.09 4,176.16 4,667.40 4,973.04

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17
Cash Flow from Operations Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,083.88 154.70 1,792.57 1,941.88 1,005.84

Calculation

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company's normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as:

Accenture PLC's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2017 is

Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2017 was 154.703 (Feb. 2017 ) + 1792.572 (May. 2017 ) + 1941.882 (Aug. 2017 ) + 1005.838 (Nov. 2017 ) = $4,895 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

Cash flow from operations contains six items:

1. Net Income From Continuing Operations:
Net Income From Continuing Operations indicates the net income that a firm brings in from ongoing business activities. These activities are expected to continue into the next reporting period. It excludes extraordinary items, income from the cumulative effects of accounting changes, non-recurring items, income from tax loss carry forward, and preferred dividends.

Accenture PLC's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $1,189 Mil.

2. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization:
Depreciation is a present expense that accounts for the past cost of an asset that is now providing benefits.
Depletion and amortization are synonyms for depreciation.
Generally:
The term depreciation is used when discussing man made tangible assets
The term depletion is used when discussing natural tangible assets
The term amortization is used when discussing intangible assets

Accenture PLC's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $233 Mil.

3. Change In Working Capital:
Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. It is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities. Changes in Working Capital is reported in the cash flow statement since it is one of the major ways in which net income can differ from operating cash flow.

Accenture PLC's change in working capital for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $-586 Mil. It means Accenture PLC's working capital declined by $586 Mil from Aug. 2017 to Nov. 2017 .

4. Deferred Tax:
It is the cash flow generated from deferred tax.

Accenture PLC's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $-38 Mil.

5. Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations:
Cash received by a company that comes from the sale of part of business.

Accenture PLC's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $0 Mil.

6. Stock Based Compensation:
It is a way corporations use stock options to reward employees. It provides executives and employees the opportunity to share in the growth of the company and, if structured properly, can align their interests with the interests of the company's shareholders and investors, without burning the company's cash on hand.

Accenture PLC's stock based compensation for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $213 Mil.

7. Cash Flow from Others:
These are cash differences caused by the change of inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable etc. For instance, if a company pays its suppliers slower, its cash position will build up faster. If a company receives payments from its customers slower, its account receivables will rise, and its cash position will grow more slowly (or even shrink).

Accenture PLC's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $-5 Mil.


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